Vintage Wine. Image shows from L to R: Charles Popinot (Seymour Hicks), Josephine Popinot (Eva Moore).

Vintage Wine

Vintage Wine. Image shows from L to R: Charles Popinot (Seymour Hicks), Nina (Claire Luce), Josephine Popinot (Eva Moore).

Vintage Wine

A young-at-heart retiree reveals to his wealthy family that he has married again

Genre
Film
Released
1935
Creator
Alexander Engel
Starring
Seymour Hicks, Claire Luce, Eva Moore, Judy Gunn, Miles Malleson, Kynaston Reeves, A. Bromley Davenport, Michael Shepley and others
Writers
H. Fowler Mear, Seymour Hicks and Ashley Dukes
Director
Henry Edwards
Producer
Julius Hagen

Objecting to the young-living, carefree Rome lifestyle of their widower father, the Popinot sons - current proprietors of the generations-old family vineyard - arrange for their grandmother to bring him home to the family château in Champagne.

Upon his arrival, it's clear that dear Charlie is living a far better life than any of his censorious sons: each looks at least 20 years older than him! Their primary objection is his young mistress; grandmother Popinot is only surprised to learn he has just one, but when they raise questions over his profligate manner and lavishing the girl with gifts, she too is in agreement: he must return to the château, permanently.

Charlie, however has his own surprise for them. For he has no mistress in Rome, nor anywhere else, and certainly no intention of retiring. He has a new wife of the past two years and a 3-month old son - but she thinks he's only 45!

Production Details

Duration
79 minutes
Release date
1935
Distributor

Gaumont-British

Production company
Picture
Black and white

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 6:00am on TPTV

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